Logic and Excercises

Course Code :1006FLWFID
Study domain:Philosophy and Ethics
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Erik Myin
Karim Zahidi
Thomas Van Es

3. Course contents *

Overview of formal logic, as applied to deductively valid inferences, and the analysis of informal or inductive reasoning. The cousre treats mainly of standard propositional and predicate logic, focusing on truth tables, semantic trees, natural deduction and Venn diagrams as methods to test for deductive validity. Formal and informal fallacies. Short overview of types of inductive reasoning.

Erasmus students not speaking Ductch can get a reading plus exerciuses assignment, based on - Bergmann, M., Moor, James & Nelson Jack, The Logic Book, 4th edition, Boston MA: McGraw-Hill 2004.